Mex­i­can-Amer­i­can pop duo Ha*Ash’s fame keeps grow­ing

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For the Mex­i­can-Amer­i­can sis­ter duo Ha*Ash, known for the hit “No Pasa Nada” (Noth­ing Hap­pens),” among oth­ers, much is hap­pen­ing these days.

Con­sist­ing of Hanna Nicole Pérez Mosa, 33, and Ash­ley Grace Pérez Mosa, 31, Ha*Ash added to their long string of suc­cesses in Septem­ber when “No Pasa Nada,” the sec­ond sin­gle from their sixth and most re­cent al­bum, “30 de Fe­brero,” was cer­ti­fied gold in Mex­ico.

“Recog­ni­tion is al­ways in­spir­ing to con­tinue giv­ing the best of us. But the big­gest recog­ni­tion we have is the ap­plause from our fans at the con­certs and see­ing in so­cial me­dia how peo­ple iden­tify with our mu­sic and that our mu­sic is a refuge for them,” Ash­ley Mosa says by phone from Mex­ico.

Like many acts of their gen­er­a­tion, Ha*Ash uses so­cial me­dia to stay con­nected to their fans. They have more than 10.7 mil­lion fol­low­ers on Face­book, 2.8 mil­lion on In­sta­gram, 4.1 mil­lion on YouTube and 5.6 mil­lion on Twit­ter. Their videos have earned more than 2.5 bil­lion streams on Vevo, and their songs are played about 3 mil­lion times a month on Spo­tify.

With hits such as “Te Dejo en Lib­er­tad,” “Te Quedaste,” “Amor a Me­dias,” “Lo Aprendí de Ti” and “Perdón, Perdón,” Ha*Ash prom­ises a “very funny con­cert in Mi­ami,” Mosa says. The con­cert is part of the sec­ond leg of their 100 Años Con­tigo world tour.

“We are pro­mot­ing [“30 de Fe­brero”], in which there are songs of love and in­dif­fer­ence, very sar­cas­tic, funny, sin­gles that speak of pas­sion and de­sire,” Mosa says. “Any­one who is go­ing through a bad time be­cause of a bad love or any­one who sim­ply wants to re­lax for a while can come to the con­cert that is go­ing to a very funny one. We love in­ter­act­ing with our au­di­ence.”

Ha*Ash’s mu­sic com­bines Latin pop and rock with coun­try rhythms. The duo de­buted in 2002 with a self-ti­tled al­bum, and achieved pop­u­lar­ity the fol­low­ing year with the sin­gle “Estés en Donde Estés.” Their fifth al­bum, “Primera Fila: He­cho Real­i­dad,” sold more than 2.5 mil­lion copies in­ter­na­tion­ally.

Known as “the queens of the sold-out,” the sis­ters have a busy sched­ule, with an­other 80 con­certs ahead in United States, Europe and South Amer­ica, Mosa says.

“We in­vite our fans to con­tact us and ask us what they want to hear at the Mi­ami con­cert,” Mosa adds. “And to come, be­cause they’re go­ing to have a lot of fun.” Ha*Ash will per­form 8 p.m. Sat­ur­day, Oct. 21 at the Fill­more Mi­ami Beach, 1700 Washington Ave. Tick­ets cost $58-$367.50. Call 305-673-7300 or go to Fill­moreMB.com.

COUR­TESY

Hanna Nicole Pérez Mosa, left, and Ash­ley Grace Pérez Mosa of Ha*Ash.

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